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Council makes Arbor Day and Fair Housing Month Proclamation
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HOISINGTON — In an effort to become once again a designated Tree City, the Hoisington City Council voted on Monday to start the process by making an Arbor Day Proclamation.

Hoisington was once a Tree City, but the designation lapsed in 2008 or 2009. Arbor Day will be April 29.

In addition, the Fair Housing proclamation was passed to help increase awareness about fair housing rights. The proclamation states that the city is committed to equal housing opportunities for all.

In other business, the council authorized the purchase of a new 2010 Altec Aerial Bucket Truck delivered for $161,300. The bucket can reach 60 feet in the air.

Authorization was made to repair the 1994 pumper truck. Cost is estimated at $6500.

A property at East Second street was damaged in a fire. No action was taken to allow for more research with the property owner.

The board tabled enhancements to the city offices. They are considering adding an American With Disabilities Compliant door.

In final business, the council approved:

•A cereal malt beverage license for the chamber on May 14 for the Mud Run.